Sakura Zaka

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"Sakura Zaka"
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Single by Masaharu Fukuyama
from the album f
B-side
  • "Drive-In Theater de Kuchizuke o"
  • "Shunkashūtō"
ReleasedApril 26, 2000 (2000-04-26)
FormatCD single
GenreJ-pop
Length4:57
LabelUniversal J
Songwriter(s)Masaharu Fukuyama
Producer(s)Masaharu Fukuyama
Masaharu Fukuyama singles chronology
"Heaven/Squall"
(1999)
"Sakura Zaka"
(2000)
"Hey!"
(2000)

"Sakura Zaka" (桜坂, "Cherry blossom slope") is a song by Japanese entertainer Masaharu Fukuyama from his eighth studio album, f (2001). It was released on April 26, 2000 through Universal J as the second single from the album. The song was written and produced by Fukuyama, while Motohiro Tomita handled the arrangement. The single topped the Oricon Singles Chart for three consecutive weeks and has sold over two million copies.[1][2][3] It was certified two-times million by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ).[4]

Cover versions[edit]

Debbie Gibson recorded an English-language cover of the song in her 2010 Japan-only release Ms. Vocalist.

Track listing[edit]

Original release
No.TitleLyricsMusicArrangerLength
1."Sakura Zaka"Masaharu FukuyamaM. FukuyamaMotohiro Tomita4:57
2."Drive-In Theater de Kuchizuke o" (DRIVE-IN THEATERでくちづけを "A Kiss at the Drive-In Theater")M. FukuyamaM. FukuyamaM. Tomita4:16
3."Sakura Zaka (Nayuta Version/Instrumental)"M. FukuyamaM. FukuyamaHiroshi Shinkawa4:47
4."Drive-In Theater de Kuchizuke o (Nomozaki Version/Instrumental)"M. FukuyamaM. FukuyamaH. Shinkawa1:56
5."Sakura Zaka (Original Karaoke)"M. FukuyamaM. FukuyamaM. Tomita4:57
6."Drive-In Theater de Kuchizuke o (Original Karaoke)"M. FukuyamaM. FukuyamaM. Tomita4:17
Total length:23:50

Credits and personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 「桜坂」 福山雅治 ["Sakura Zaka" Masaharu Fukuyama] (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "過去のTOP 1: 2000" (in Japanese). Count Down TV. Tokyo Broadcasting System. Archived from the original on September 23, 2008. Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "オリコンランキング情報サービス「you大樹」" [Oricon Ranking Information Service 'You Big Tree']. Oricon. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "GOLD ALBUM 他認定作品 2000年9月度" [Gold Albums, and other certified works. September 2000 Edition] (PDF). The Record (Bulletin) (in Japanese). Chūō, Tokyo: Recording Industry Association of Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 22, 2014. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100". Billboard Japan (in Japanese). Hankyu Hanshin Holdings. April 11, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014.